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Antonin Artaud

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If our life lacks a constant magic it is because we choose to observe our acts and lose ourselves in consideration of their imagined form and meaning, instead of being impelled by their force.

— Antonin Artaud


I cannot conceive any work of art as having a separate existence from life itself

— Antonin Artaud

#theater #art

So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair.

— Antonin Artaud

#causes #cleanse #despair #eliminate #failed

All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.

— Antonin Artaud

#chatter #incomprehensible #language #like #teeth

Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape.

— Antonin Artaud

#escape #eternally #hell #hell is #men

No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.

— Antonin Artaud

#ever #except #get #hell #invented

Those who live, live off the dead.

— Antonin Artaud

#live #off #those #who

When we speak the word "life," it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.

— Antonin Artaud

#fact #forms #fragile #know #life

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.

— Antonin Artaud

#destroyed #make #once #others #poetry

Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones.

— Antonin Artaud

#culture #even #fatigue #founding #more

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The Theatre was extremely short-lived but was attended by an enormous range of European artists including André Gide Arthur Adamov and Paul Valéry. Current psychiatric literature describes Artaud as having schizophrenia with a clear psychotic break late in life and schizotypal symptoms throughout life. He also suffered from neuralgia stammering and severe bouts of clinical depression which was treated with the use of opium—resulting in a lifelong addiction.

For the Pescado Rabioso 1973 album see Artaud (album)
Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud better known as Antonin Artaud (4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948) was a French playwright poet actor and theatre director.

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